by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm


Little Boys, oh

You don’t stand a chance

You think “You’ll be the Man”

But You ask Her to dance


You think that You’re

The Big Man

but before too long

you’ll see

it isn’t Her who’s asking

or down upon one knee


She’s smarter than You’ll

ever be from her first

years back in school

You get to make the money

but she gets to make the rule


You spent Your time on sports and games

and drinking way too much

you thought you were so cool

with a Lover’s touch


You spent Your time out in the sun

she learned her lessons too

she played with Barbie, so much fun

she learned just what to do


’twas Ken, come here and Ken, go there

Not now, I’m on the phone

and much too late You learn at last

the things You should have known


she learned to be the boss so well

she can fight and she can pout

and most times you don’t even know

what it’s all about 


And when You think You’ve had enough

and You shall be the King

she’ll close Your store and leave behind

The Ruler’s wedding ring


So, take this piece of sage advice

Happy wife!

Happy Life!

Copyright © 2017 Charles Robert Lindholm – All Rights Reserved


5 Comments to “THE RULER’S RING”

    • Yeah, this was born of a remembrance of what my buddy in law school told me once, he said, “Men don’t stand a chance with women”, so I asked him what he was talking about and he said, “Guys are out playing ball, fooling around and killing time but girls, from the time they are small are playing house with their dolls and it’s Ken do this and Ken do that and Oh, let’s get a new car, and on and on and on”! I guess when You pull away the veil it makes more sense! It was a Wizard of Oz moment for me! LOL! So love Your work!

  1. Well, My Dear Lady, I always love to see a Lady laughing!! Glad You liked it!

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